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"Embracing Local Traditions

Background imageLocal Collection: View from Newlands Corner near Guildford, Surrey

View from Newlands Corner near Guildford, Surrey - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Promenade and Castle, Criccieth, Gwynedd, Wales

Promenade and Castle, Criccieth, Gwynedd, Wales
Promenade and Castle, Criccieth, Llyn Peninsula, Gwynedd, Wales - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Sheringham, Norfolk, viewed from Hooks Hill

Sheringham, Norfolk, viewed from Hooks Hill - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Shere, near Guildford, Surrey

Shere, near Guildford, Surrey - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageLocal Collection: St Catherine's Chapel, Guildford, Surrey

St Catherine's Chapel, Guildford, Surrey - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Ruined castle, Guildford, Surrey

Ruined castle, Guildford, Surrey - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageLocal Collection: St Martha's Chapel, Guildford, Surrey, from Pewley Hill

St Martha's Chapel, Guildford, Surrey, from Pewley Hill
St Martha's Chapel, Guildford, Surrey, viewed from Pewley Hill - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: River Wey, Guildford, Surrey

River Wey, Guildford, Surrey - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageLocal Collection: Pitville Gardens and Pump Room, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Pitville Gardens and Pump Room, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Promenade Gardens, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Promenade Gardens, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall

Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall
Miner at work with a drill underground (below the sea) in Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, which was just about to cease operation. Date: circa 1986

Background imageLocal Collection: Fox Hunters toast a day on the hunt at their local

Fox Hunters toast a day on the hunt at their local
A group of riders and their hounds toast a day at the hunt outside a local pub. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageLocal Collection: GWR tank number 34 pictured with four men on the St Ives branch. Around 1905

GWR tank number 34 pictured with four men on the St Ives branch. Around 1905
The image shows GWR number 34 pictured with two unnamed men, Charlie Gould the fireman standing on the running plate and the driver Nickie Curnow standing with his feeder (oil can)

Background imageLocal Collection: Central America, Panama, Cristobal. Kuna Indian traditional molas

Central America, Panama, Cristobal. Kuna Indian traditional molas

Background imageLocal Collection: Parish Council Cartoon

Parish Council Cartoon
A parish council caricatured

Background imageLocal Collection: Spa Pavilion Gardens and Beach, Felixstowe, Suffolk

Spa Pavilion Gardens and Beach, Felixstowe, Suffolk - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: North America, Mexico, Teotihuacan, souvenir blanket with colorful Aztec calendar design

North America, Mexico, Teotihuacan, souvenir blanket with colorful Aztec calendar design

Background imageLocal Collection: Group of three Welsh women in traditional costume

Group of three Welsh women in traditional costume Date: circa 1890s

Background imageLocal Collection: Totland Bay, Isle of Wight

Totland Bay, Isle of Wight - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageLocal Collection: Promenade and Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, Suffolk

Promenade and Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, Suffolk - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Beach, Budleigh Salterton, East Devon

Beach, Budleigh Salterton, East Devon - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageLocal Collection: Maori girls rubbing noses, c1920

Maori girls rubbing noses, c1920. Illustration from Story of the British Nation, Volume IV, by Walter Hutchinson, (London, c1920s)

Background imageLocal Collection: Dolgellau and Cader Idris, Gwynedd, NW Wales

Dolgellau and Cader Idris, Gwynedd, NW Wales
Dolgellau (formerly Dolgelly or Dolgelley) and Cader Idris, Gwynedd, NW Wales - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845. Creator: George Caleb Bingham

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845. Creator: George Caleb Bingham
Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845

Background imageLocal Collection: Castle street, Arncroach, Fife, Scotland

Castle street, Arncroach, Fife, Scotland
Castle Street, Arncroach, Fife, Scotland. The newspaper headlines detail a fatal rail crash, although this has not been so far identified precisely. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLocal Collection: Silhouette of a local squire and his dog

Silhouette of a local squire and his dog
Silhouette of a local squire having a drink in his local pub, with his dog at his feet. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageLocal Collection: Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire

Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire
View of Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire. The colliery closed in 1967, but the surviving headstock and winding house, and vertical steam engine of 1873

Background imageLocal Collection: Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales

Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales
Three men picking coal from a local colliery waste tip during the 1921 strike, South Wales

Background imageLocal Collection: Fishing Huts at Hastings

Fishing Huts at Hastings
Clustered on the shingle of the old town of Hastings, Sussex, are these tall black huts, where the local fishermen dry and mend their nets

Background imageLocal Collection: Rheidol Vale Railway

Rheidol Vale Railway
The Vale of Rheidol Railway, Aberystwyth, Wales, opened in 1902 to serve the local lead mines. Here is one of the engine sheds at Aberystwyth. The line was privatised 1989

Background imageLocal Collection: Beach at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Beach at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk - Painted by artist Charles Howard for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Seaton, Devon, viewed from West Cliff

Seaton, Devon, viewed from West Cliff - Painted by artist Frank E Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Boulter's Lock, River Thames, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Boulter's Lock, River Thames, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Entrance to Boulter's Lock, River Thames, Maidenhead, Berkshire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Southwold, Suffolk, viewed from the Pier

Southwold, Suffolk, viewed from the Pier - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Clevedon, Somerset

Clevedon, Somerset - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageLocal Collection: Lygon Arms, Broadway, Worcestershire

Lygon Arms, Broadway, Worcestershire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageLocal Collection: South Sands, Bridlington, North Yorkshire

South Sands, Bridlington, North Yorkshire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: West Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset

West Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset, looking towards Swanage - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Railway Viaduct, Barmouth, Gwynedd, North Wales

Railway Viaduct, Barmouth, Gwynedd, North Wales - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Aberystwyth, Wales, from Constitution Hill

Aberystwyth, Wales, from Constitution Hill
Aberystwyth, Wales, viewed from Constitution Hill - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLocal Collection: Thomas Hardys cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Thomas Hardys cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageLocal Collection: Silhouette of men in a pub

Silhouette of men in a pub
The Lads of the Village -- silhouette of men enjoying a drink of beer in their local pub. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageLocal Collection: Dark matter distribution

Dark matter distribution. Image 3 of 4. Supercomputer simulation, known as the Millennium Run, showing the distribution of dark matter in the local universe

Background imageLocal Collection: Village Cricket Match

Village Cricket Match
An enthusiastic crowd gather to watch a cricket match on the village green, Bearstead, Kent, England

Background imageLocal Collection: Lancashire Witches

Lancashire Witches
THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES Mother Chattox, noted local witch, rides to Pendle Hill

Background imageLocal Collection: Teenage barmaid, Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall

Teenage barmaid, Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall
Teenage barmaid at the Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall. circa 1980s

Background imageLocal Collection: Champion Lady Steer Roper

Champion Lady Steer Roper
Lucille Mulhall - the Champion Lady Steer Roper of the World at the Winnipeg Stampede of 1913. She only took 33 4/5 seconds to rope this unfortunate bull!

Background imageLocal Collection: Lifeboat and crewmen at Appledore, Devon

Lifeboat and crewmen at Appledore, Devon
View of the local lifeboat and crewmen at Appledore, on the North Devon coast. The lifeboat has left the shore, and the crewmen are wading in the shallows



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"Embracing Local Traditions: From Welsh Costumes to Kuna Indian Molas" Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry cultures as we journey through various corners of the world. A group of three Welsh women don traditional costumes, their colorful attire reflecting a rich heritage that has been passed down through generations. Venturing further, we find ourselves at Geevor Tin Mine in Pendeen, Cornwall, where a miner stands tall amidst the rugged landscape. His perseverance and dedication echo the resilience of those who have toiled underground for centuries. In Central America's Panama, specifically Cristobal, we encounter Kuna Indian traditional molas. These intricately designed textiles tell stories of ancient traditions and serve as windows into a fascinating indigenous culture. Transporting ourselves back in time to around 1905 on the St Ives branch in North America's Mexico, GWR tank number 34 chugs along with four men aboard. This snapshot captures an era when steam locomotives were lifelines connecting communities and fostering growth. The thrill of fox hunting resonates as hunters raise their glasses in toast after a day spent pursuing their passion. The camaraderie shared among locals is palpable as they celebrate cherished traditions that bind them together. Traveling across continents brings us to Teotihuacan in Mexico, where a souvenir blanket adorned with a colorful Aztec calendar design serves as a reminder of ancient civilizations' enduring legacy. Riga Black Balzams takes center stage at a local liquor shop in Latvia's capital city. This renowned herbal liqueur embodies Latvian craftsmanship and offers visitors an authentic taste of Baltic tradition. A touch of humor awaits us with Parish Council Cartoon—a lighthearted depiction showcasing the idiosyncrasies within local governance structures worldwide—reminding us not to take ourselves too seriously. Castle Street beckons us towards Arncroach village nestled within Scotland's picturesque Fife.